Major League Baseball has announced that the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play a regular-season game at a temporary ballpark that will be built at the Iowa farm where the classic ‘Field of Dreams’ movie was shot.
In the 1989 film, the lead character, acted by Kevin Costner, responds to a mysterious voice in the cornfields that says ‘if you build it, he will come’, and creates a baseball field at his farm. Ghosts of baseball legends from the past later emerge from the corn to play.
The real-life ‘Field of Dreams’ contest will take place on August 13 next year at the modular 8,000-seat stadium at Dyersville farm.
The event will be sponsored by GEICO and broadcast nationally on the Fox network.
“As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular-season game to the site of ‘Field of Dreams’,” the league’s commissioner, Rob Manfred, said. “We look forward to celebrating the movie’s enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa.”
The Thursday game will be considered to be a White Sox home date, followed by a Friday off-day before the two clubs resume their three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on the Saturday.
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